Maianthemum racemosum
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Hardiness Zone: 3-8 Height: 2-3 feet; 0.6-0.9 metres Spread: 1-5-2 feet; 0.45-0.6 metres Sun: Part shade Water: Medium Bloom Colour: Creamy white Culture: Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils in part shade. Prefers rich, loose, moist, humusy soils. Roots do not like to be disturbed, particularly before plant becomes established. Noteworthy Characteristics: False Solomon's Seal is a clump-forming perennial which typically grows 2-3' tall and slowly spreads by thick rhizomes, often forming large colonies. Features unbranched, gracefully arching stems and tiny, fragrant, creamy white flowers which appear at stem end in mid spring, followed by greenish berries which turn an attractive ruby red in summer, often persisting into fall unless earlier consumed by wildlife. Foliage turns a respectable yellow in fall.